From: STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT (page 38)
The Warrensville Heights City School District (WHCSD) is committed to maintaining safe and orderly schools. The Institution must have rules and regulations to operate effectively. This handbook was prepared to support students, parents, teachers, and school administrators in preserving a climate that encourages student learning and positive behavior. Students, parents/guardians, and staff must share the responsibility for maintaining a positive school climate by adhering to the guidelines listed in this handbook. The Student Code of Conduct applies to any school building, to school grounds, to a school bus or conveyance, or any other time the student is subject to the authority of the school. Some examples include extracurricular activities, athletic events, school dances, field trips, school buildings, classrooms and on the way to and from school.
Board Policy on bus riding privileges:
5610.04 - SUSPENSION OF BUS RIDING/TRANSPORTATION PRIVILEGES
Students on a bus or other authorized Board of Education transportation vehicles are under the authority of and directly responsible to the bus/vehicle driver. The driver has the authority to enforce the established regulations for bus/vehicle conduct. Disorderly conduct or refusal to submit to the authority of the driver will be sufficient reason for refusing transportation service to any student.
A student may be suspended from school bus/vehicle riding privileges for all or part of a school year for any violation of established regulations for bus conduct and/or for conduct occurring on the bus/vehicle in violation of the Student Code of Conduct/Student Discipline Code.
Before a suspension from bus/vehicle riding privileges is imposed, the Superintendent or other designated District personnel will provide a student with notice of an intended suspension and an opportunity to appear before the Superintendent or other designated District personnel. Disciplinary suspension periods will be commensurate with the infraction(s) committed as determined by the Superintendent or designated District personnel.
Any additional guidelines regarding conduct on school buses/vehicles, as well as general information about the school transportation program, will be made available to all parents and students and posted in a central location.
R.C. 3319.41, 3327.01, 3327.014